|Whilst I understand the reasons behind the voting changes in the lounge, I feel there is a 'Middle Way' to express approval/disapproval in the Lounge.
Have a simple or for the posts.
These would not be linked to the reputation metric for the user, but would, in essence, show the popularity/derision for a post.
It would be a community expression to reward the helpful/humorous/original thinking/lateral logic/just plain genius etc that we all enjoy, and would mete out opprobrium to the weak/poor taste/badly conceived/arrogant/obnoxious/offensive posts that we, as the regular visitors, could offer the reward/punishment we see fit.
It would only be measured against the individual post, so it would help to define the kind of inputs to the forum that we enjoy, and would help make a declaration of what was not seen as appropriate.
There have been many posts of late where I have wanted to upvote because of various reasons and feel cheated somewhat that I am unable to reward in some way the perceived cleverness of the OP.
what do others think?
I will never again mention that I was the poster of the One Millionth Lounge Post, nor that it was complete drivel.